Threatening message found in college bathroom

OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- MiraCosta College police are investigating after a threatening message targeting black people was found in a campus bathroom.

The message was found Thursday afternoon in a men's bathroom stall on the second floor of the Oceanside Campus library and was reported to authorities as a hate crime.

Just days before those hateful words were found, there was another racially charged incident.

"Last week we did see some posters that were put up by a white supremacist group," said Kristen Huyck, communications director for MiraCosta College.

Overall security and patrols of the college have been stepped up as a result of the two recent incidents.

"Campus police is here and I’ve seen them doing way more rounds around the schools so it definitely helps with the feeling of safety," said student Joaquin Vogeler.

The school's president is also taking the situation seriously, making herself available for meetings on campus and mental health counseling will also be available next week.

College police are investigating and have increased their presence on all MiraCosta College campuses. Anyone with information about who wrote the message or possible witnesses are asked to call college police at 760-795-6640.

Posted by MiraCosta College on Friday, November 16, 2018